Let’s learn some FRENCH with Noir Désir

Hi guys,


today it’s a beautiful day. I woke up and felt a little melancholic. All of a sudden this song (Le vent nous portera, by Noir Désir) popped into my mind and I can’t stop singing it. So here I am, ready to offer you a new post that is going to help you acquiring some French vocabulary.

But before starting, let me say something about this band. I am sure some of you are familiar with Noir Désir, but for those who are not here some info.

The band was originally from Bordeaux and was active from the 1980s until the early 2000s. The members were: Bertrand Cantant (vocals and guitar), Serge Teyssot-Gay (guitar), Jean-Paul Roy (bass) and Denis Barthe (drums). The singer and front man has been on the crime news for a terrible episode occurred in 2003 in Vilnius. As a matter of fact, he had an argument with his girlfriend at that time, Marie Trintignant, and ended up beating her all night long. The day after her body was found death and Cantant was condemned to 8 years of jail. He has now been released and he is playing music again.

The song Le vent nous portera became an international success and it is still very catchy.  Listen to it and read the lyrics, above you can find also a translation in English.

Je n’ai pas peur de la route
Faudrait voir, faut qu’on y goûte
Des méandres au creux des reins
Et tout ira bien là
Le vent nous portera

I’m not scared of the road
We should see, must taste
From meander in the hollow of your breast
And there everything will be alright
The wind will carry us

Ton message à la Grande Ourse
Et la trajectoire de la course
Un instantané de velours
Même s’il ne sert à rien va
Le vent l’emportera
Tout disparaîtra mais
Le vent nous portera

Your message to the Ursa Major 
And the trajectory of your race
An instant of velvet
Even if it’s not useful
The wind will take it away
Everything will disappear but
The wind will carry us

La caresse et la mitraille
Et cette plaie qui nous tiraille
Le palais des autres jours
D’hier et demain
Le vent les portera

The caress and the grapeshot
And that wound that tears us appart
The palace of everyday
From yesterday and tomorow
The wind will carry them

Génetique en bandouillère
Des chromosomes dans l’atmosphère
Des taxis pour les galaxies
Et mon tapis volant dis ?
Le vent l’emportera
Tout disparaîtra mais
Le vent nous portera

The genetic in shoulder-belt
Chromosom in the atmosphere
Taxis for galaxies
And what my flying carpet says ?
The wind will take it away
Everything will disappear but
The wind will carry us

Ce parfum de nos années mortes
Ce qui peut frapper à ta porte
Infinité de destins
On en pose un et qu’est-ce qu’on en retient?
Le vent l’emportera

This perfume of our dead years
What can knock at your door
Infinity of destinies
We lay some but what do we retain?
The wind will take it away

Pendant que la marée monte
Et que chacun refait ses comptes
J’emmène au creux de mon ombre
Des poussières de toi
Le vent les portera
Tout disparaîtra mais
Le vent nous portera


During the tide rises
And everyone is doing its accounts
I take in the hollow of your shadow
Dusts of you
The wind will carry them
Everything will disappear but
The wind will carry us

We suggest you to copy and past on your personalised vocabulary all the words that you don’t know. Once you have done this, don’t waist your time and start training them with our language games.

Have fun while learning on 12speak!




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